Local YMCA Plans Active Summer

The Henry County YMCA includes people from all walks of life coming together to support each other and strengthen the community. The YMCA has planned several activities to keep the community engaged and connected over the summer.

“The YMCA strives to provide programs that will nurture the potential of every person in our community,” states Cheryl York, Director of Member Relations of the Henry County YMCA. “We have added several summer programs designed to keep everyone active.”

Youth T-ball and Coaches Pitch registration is open now until June 17, with the season starting in mid-summer. T-ball and Coaches Pitch is a co-ed league for kids aged 4 – 6. Participants must be 4 by July 1. The cost is $45 for YMCA members or $70 for program participants, which includes a team shirt and hat. Learn more about Youth T-Ball and Coaches Pitch.

The Summer Swim Challenge is scheduled to begin on June 1 and continues through August 1. This swim challenge is open to YMCA members of all ages. Participants will track their swimming with a goal of 50 miles. After completing the challenge, members will receive a 50-mile t-shirt. The cost to register is $10. Learn more about The Summer Swim Challenge.

The Summer Day Camp is scheduled to begin on June 3 and will run weekdays through July 26. Summer Day camp is for kids aged 5-12 and has daily or weekly rates. Campers will need to bring swimsuits. Space is limited each day. The daily cost is $35 for members or $40 for program participants. The weekly cost is $125/$145. Learn more about Summer Day Camp.

Summer Dance Camp is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, June 5. Classes will be held every Wednesday evening in June and will be divided by age and class focus. All classes will be with Lisa Love, from the Muncie Ballet Studio. The cost is $50 for members or $65 for program participants. All participants will provide their own shorts/shirts or dance leotards. Tap/ballet shoes are required. Learn more about Summer Dance Camp.

Summer Cheer Camp is scheduled to run daily between Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21. These classes will be 10 am – 1 pm for kids from Kindergarten through 5th grade. The class is taught by YMCA instructor Lacy Tutrow. The cost is $130 for members or $150 for program participants. Parents will sign up to provide one group drink or snack day during the session. The YMCA will provide a shirt. All participants will provide their own black shorts and tennis shoes. Learn more about Summer Cheer Camp.

York expressed, “The YMCA is excited to be a connecting point for members in our community. We hope that everyone feels welcome and enjoys the many special activities that we have planned for this summer.”

The YMCA is located at 300 Wittenbraker Avenue, New Castle, IN 47362. Any questions about these activities can be directed to Cheryl York (CYork@HenryCountyYMCA.org) or answered by visiting the front desk at the YMCA.

For more information about these programs or to join the Henry County YMCA, visit www.henrycountyymca.org.